"The term “currying” has nothing at all to do with the delicious foodstuff. Instead, it’s named after the mathematician Haskell Curry, who rediscovered a technique devised by another mathematician named Moses Schönfinkel. While Haskell Curry certainly contributed heaps to computer science, I think we’ve missed a fun opportunity to have a useful programming technique called schönfinkeling."
Until I looked up the history of the term, I assumed it had to do with the /other/ meaning of "curry", which has to do with preparation and grooming (you see it most often - unless you're a horse person - in "curry favor").
@alice @noelle Well, I meant this, but the way I said it was confusing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curry My friends from India claim that "curry" is best literally translated as "gravy" and that they way we use it in America was initially very confusing to them because it has a more specific meaning here.